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Wayne J. Street Jr.

Petaluma, CA
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Bully, I So Declare IT!!!

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Reviewed: 02-26-19

A wonderful and different approach on a great individual. We all know of Roosevelt as the trust buster, the rough rider and the imperialist.

We forget how much of a conservationist he was too. Brinkley gives the reader a thorough, fair, balanced and accurate story of Roosevelt and his life in the wilderness.

It is a long read, but engaging and will keep you wanting more.

Amazing

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Reviewed: 02-26-19

This was a great and thorough history of our National Park System. It is well researched an the authors did a wonderful job of going back to the origins and exploring the many struggles along the way that brought our national parks into fruition.

It was well balanced and the many players from Muir to Roosevelt to Pinchot were all accurately and fairly represented.


I highly suggest this book for a good overview of the entire national park system. I suggest you back this up with The Wilderness Warrior by Douglas Brinkley

Morbid and Insightful Topic

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Reviewed: 02-13-19

Full Disclosure: this was a bit different than I had thought. I had seen a reference to this book on the show, Six Fee Under. I assumed it was about the funeral industry and morticians. I couldn't have been more wrong. It was about ALL aspects of death and dead bodies.

I thought the author did a thorough job covering different aspects from plane crashes to how dead bodies are used to the purpose of science. I had no idea!!!

I was astounded to hear how many people donate their bodies to science too. It is a fascinating topic and not over the topic gore like perhaps I had thought it would be

A Unique Story

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Reviewed: 02-11-19

History and research is all about Point of View. And I use the analogy of framing. Zinn definitely has a specific point of view on this book. It is accurate, but a less common POV than most history books have presented before. I enjoyed it. I do stress, that you may not necessarily agree with the perspective, but the history is thorough and well conveyed.

I recommend this book for anyone interested in history and who enjoys a good long, strong and well researched book.

Best Biography on John Q

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Reviewed: 02-11-19

This was a great biography on our 6th President. The author did a great, thorough job on the research and presenting the materials making great use of the primary sources such as letters from both Abigail and John Adams and drawing from many letters of John Quincy's diary.

I didn't really know much about him and it was an interesting tale. John Quincy did much more to help set up this country than I might have known ahead of time

Eye Opening

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Reviewed: 01-28-19

It is appalling to hear what is taught and what is NOT taught in our schools. This show brings to light the gross inadequacies of our public school system.

It is a quick and easy program that can really enlighten and entertain us all

Untold History

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Reviewed: 01-27-19

I love the back and forth between the father and son. They have great rapport. This is a great concept, that Neal is taking on and teaching his son in a way that is much outside the classroom.

It reminds me about how awful our schools are. Great work.

If you're interested in learning more than what is taught to you in school check out this program.

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 01-27-19

Abraham Lincoln is considered one of the great Presidents of the US. However, he is perhaps even with all of the accolades, he is the most underrated of men.
He is simply brilliant and everyone NEEDS to read this book so that you two can better understand and appreciate this all.

Kearns does a fabulous job of bringing Lincoln's journey to life as he comes from quite literally nothing to rise to the highest office in the land.

This should be required reading for all in this country. If you love history, the Civil War and Lincoln this is the book for you

Patriot's Only

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Reviewed: 01-16-19

This was a fabulous story of America telling the real story. It takes a critical look at the many successes of our country staying true of the values and principles our founding fathers created this country on. Personal Freedoms, hard work and freedom of choice.

It is critical of the ever increasing government growth and encroachment on our personal freedoms. It is thorough and well organized. If you are a history buff and want a point of view that isn't part of the traditional main stream liberal media, check this one out. You'll be glad you did

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A beautiful Story

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Reviewed: 01-06-19

Not much is actually known about the supposed cease fire between the two sides that Christmas Eve. The author did a great job of bringing this story to life and he did an excellent job of bringing the humanity of the soldiers to life as they were in such dire straits in the trenches.

I listened to it on Christmas Eve with my son and we were both moved by it.